Read about the Fairey Titania design on this page.  The Titania is based on the 26 hull with slightly more freeboard and longer coachroof.  See brochures and details of the design and also how to get the best from the boat. At the bottom of this page is a collection of photographs of the class.
You may also be interested to see these other pages about the Titania.

Titania Register Register and Boat Histories
Fairey Titania Drawings AOA Documents & Drawings
Fairey Titanias for sale Titanias For Sale

Titania Spec.

  • Length 26ft.
  • Beam 7’9″
  • Draught 1’6″ – 5’9″
  • Freeboard forward 3’8″
  • Freeboard aft 2’6″
  • Headroom under coach roof 6’2″
  • Mainsail 135 sq. ft.
  • Foresail 85 sq. ft.
  • Genoa 115 sq. ft.
  • Most boats have an inboard engine.
  • Twin drop keels each weigh 475lbs (215kg), winched by hand
  • Lifting rudder
  • Displacement 2 tons
  • Sleeps 4 in two cabins, with quarter berths for 2 extra

Original Brochures

The Titania is a modified Atalanta 26, described by Fairey Marine as "intended for the owner who planned to spend more time cruising under power and who wanted more main cabin space".

The overall length and maximum beam are identical to those of the Atalanta 26, as are the underwater lines, twin retracting keels and lifting rudder, but the freeboard forward is increased by six inches giving headroom of 6ft 2in in the forward cabin. Greater space in this part of the boat is achieved by reducing the length of the cockpit from 6ft to 4ft.

The main cabin layout is altered to give two full size berths forward and two quarter berths running back under the cockpit seats at the aft end. There is a galley on the starboard side and a large hanging cupboard on the port side. The after cabin had two full-size quarter berths.

The standard engine supplied with a Titania was a Fairey marinised Ford 102E petrol motor developing 20 bhp at 2000 rpm with a consumption of 1.25 gallons per hour at 7 knots. Twenty gallons of fuel were carried in two 10-gallon tanks and 24 gallons of fresh water were also carried in two tanks. The yacht thus had a good cruising range under power.

An ordinary Atalanta mast is used, but the foot of the mainsail is shortened somewhat reducing the main sail area by about 20 sq ft. The headsails are the same as those of the Atalanta 26.

Please note that the articles below relate to the unique aspects of the Titania - for a full picture you should also read the Atalanta 26 page most of which applies equally to the Titania.
Atalanta 26



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Fairey Marine tenders for Atalantas

There are three Fairey Marine tenders to complement the Atalanta series of yachts. The Dinky This is an 8 ft long dinghy. Constructed in the same way as the Atalanta, hot mouldedRead More...
By : AOA | Feb 14, 2017

The Titania – Atalanta with more room

The only 26ft variant of the Atalanta was the Titania. Described by the makers as “brilliant and beautiful”, it was intended for the owner who planned to spend more time cruising underRead More...
By : meleager | Jan 10, 1959
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Motoring

Original Engines Motoring in most Atalanta’s originally used a Coventry Victor horizontally opposed twin cylinder petrol engines developing 12 or 15 hp depending on model. Titania’s and some Atalanta’s were fitted withRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | May 1, 1957
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Guard rails

Do you need them? Well do you? Read the post on handling sails and ropes from the forehatch. Read how you can work the mainsail from the main hatchway. Look at howRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Apr 1, 1957
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Drying out

  Where to dry out Atalanta’s were designed to be equally at home sitting on the bottom, anywhere where there is a suitable stretch of ground to sit on. Muddy harbour andRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Jan 1, 1957
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Clever Interiors

What sort of accommodation does an Atalanta have? Well if we start at the bow, there is a traditional forward heads. Behind that there is a saloon, with a berth on eachRead More...
By : AOA | Dec 1, 1956
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The Forehatch

It Opens aft It is right in the eyes of the boat – so it could hardly open the other way! You can see from the photo how useful it is. SeeRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Nov 1, 1956
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Rounded Decks and Coachroof

Three photos of Atalantas follow. Look at them with particular emphasis on the curved decks and coachroofs: There are three elements behind this design feature: Windage Fairey marine always made a bigRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Oct 1, 1956
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Those Strange Bulges on the Bulkhead at the Front of the Cockpit

Engine Ventilators I am talking about those blue things mounted either side of the cabin entrance. They are original features of the Atalanta and the Titania. They are common on factory finishedRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Sep 1, 1956
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The rudder system

The transom hung rudder is a heavier version of a typical dinghy rudder, with a large lifting blade: This is the rudder on a Titania, but in principal the same as anRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Mar 20, 1956
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Seaworthiness

The Atalanta has always been considered to be a seaworthy vessel. Few trailable 26 footers can claim this distinction. It is a special feature of these boats. Many of the early AOARead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Aug 1, 1950
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Sailing Performance

Diagram showing likely speeds on different points of sailing Both the Atalanta and the Titania are capable of making swift offshore passages. Their weakest performance is in Force 3 or less, andRead More...
By : Trevor Thompson | Jun 1, 1950

Fairey Hot Moulding – How and Why?

The first hot moulded hulls were in Fireflies and consisted of three layers of 1/16″ resin bonded birchwood ply. This construction was not entirely satisfactory because the outer layers had to beRead More...
By : meleager | Aug 1, 1946

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